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WHEATON COLLEGE in Norton is both switching its curricula to online in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak and asking students to leave campus by March 22 until further notice. / COURTESY WHEATON COLLEGE

Local colleges switching to online courses, asking students to stay home...

PROVIDENCE – Local colleges continue to alter their respective schedules and programming in the wake of the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak, including extending spring break,...
GOV. GINA M. RAIMONDO has declared a state of emergency in Rhode Island in reaction to the spread of the coronavirus. Above, Raimondo addresses the virus's impact on the state last week. / PBN FILE PHOTO/ELIZABETH GRAHAM

Raimondo declares a state of emergency over coronavirus worries

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Gina M. Raimondo declared a state of emergency in Rhode Island Monday afternoon in reaction to the spread of the coronavirus,...

R.I. colleges cancel trips amid coronavirus fears, East Greenwich school closes...

PROVIDENCE – Two local colleges on Tuesday announced cancellations of school-sponsored international travel programs during spring break in the wake of the growing COVID-19...
BRYANT UNIVERSITY said that all Bryant students returning from abroad, either for study or regular travel, are to stay home for two weeks before returning to campus as a 'precaution' regarding the growing spread of coronavirus. / COURTESY BRYANT UNIVERSITY

Local colleges addressing coronavirus threat

PROVIDENCE – As the concerns over coronavirus disease, or COVID-19, continue to grow, several local colleges are taking steps to address the matter, including...
STAYING PUT: Adam Anderson, owner of landscape architecture firm Design Under Sky and a Wavemaker fellow, stands near the remnants of his “10,000 Suns” sunflower installation in Providence. Anderson is still paying off his student loans and says the Wavemaker program is one of the factors that kept him in Rhode Island. / PBN PHOTO/MIKE SKORSKI

STEM-ing the flow: Is R.I.’s Wavemaker program reducing ‘brain drain’?

Architectural designer Kaitlin DeGregorio was weighing a job offer in New York 2½ years ago when she instead made a commitment to a construction...

RIDE, PPSD to offer teachers reimbursement for enrolling in ESL certification...

PROVIDENCE – In a joint announcement Thursday, the R.I. Department of Education and the Providence Public School District said they will offer teachers reimbursement...

Will this tax solve R.I.’s affordable-housing problem?

Rhode Island needs more affordable apartments and houses. Most housing experts agree on this. But should state funds for home creation come from luxury...
ROGER WILLIAMS UNIVERSITY'S new $13.8 million School of Engineering, Computing and Construction Management building is set to open Wednesday when students return to campus. / COURTESY ROGER WILLIAMS UNIVERSITY

RWU’s new engineering and construction management lab building to open Wednesday

BRISTOL – Engineering and computer science students returning to Roger Williams University from winter break this week will start taking classes and do lab...
BRYANT UNIVERSITY President Ronald K. Machtley was ranked as the highest-compensated private-college leader in the U.S. in 2017, according to rankings released Tuesday by The Chronicle of Higher Education. / PBN FILE PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Bryant’s Machtley, JWU’s Bowen ranked highest-compensated private-college leaders in U.S....

PROVIDENCE – A soon-to-be retired leader of a Rhode Island-based private university is ranked as the nation’s highest-compensated private-college president, while a former private...
BROWN UNIVERSITY is projected to bring in $2.5 million in revenue from declined applications, according to a study Wednesday by LendEdu. / COURTESY BROWN UNIVERSITY

LendEdu: Brown University to make $2.5M off of declined applications

PROVIDENCE – Brown University is projected to make around $2.5 million in revenue off of declined applications from prospective students seeking admission to the...

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